As a member of the groupbuild group on facebook, I decided to join their latest groupbuild called all things Airfix. Meaning that any kit produced or boxed by Airfix could be built. Which means that the variation could be rather big. My contribution will be the Bf110E trop in 72nd scale.
I started with the cockpit, as usual on many plane models, and painted the interior in RLM66.
I also started painting the figures.
Then I did some assembly and painted the main wheel wells in RLM02.
I added the instrument decal, which is barely visible in this pic. I afterwards realised that I should have painted the panel in a lighter grey colour, which would have made the instruments more visible.
As I needed putty and new brushes for this and coming builds, I ordered some Mr White putty in two different versions.
And the brushes I got in my local hobby shop.
I haven’t tried the brushes yet, but will as soon as I continue painting the figures.
Fitting the cockpit into the fuselage halves took some time, and required sanding and checking. Luckily I checked the fit of the bottom wing half. I had to sand the bottom of the cockpit down a bit to get a smooth transition between body and underside of the wing section.
Once enough material was sanded down, the wings fitted quite well.
The upper wing halves was quite easy to get in place and the fit was very good.
Lastly I testfitted the coolers. Looks nice, I think and only need some painting before I can glue them in place.
Next up is the the tailplane and the nose with its guns and hopefully I’ll managed to paint the pilots, so I can fit them before adding the canopy.
May the 4th be with you this week! Choosing to stick with the playfulness and to help with that I’ll use my Magical Unicorns oracle cards. Here is what they want to tell us this week.
Beginning of the week.
The first card for this week is “Thankful” and it says “Think about the people and things you feel grateful for.” “Gratitude warms your heart with good feelings that are healthy for your mind and body. You can make yourself feeel better by making a list of everything and everyone you’re thankful for. Gratitude replaces sadness, and makes everything go better. Gratitude is such a powerful way to make your life better that it’s almost magical! Everyone loves a thankful person. They want to be friends with, give to, and help a person who says “Thank you.” When you say “Thank you” and really mean it, you find more reasons to feel gratitude. People who aren’t grateful or who have self-pity actually makes themselves sad. They can’t understand why other people avoid them, and why they don’t recieve many gifts. They take away their own power because they believe that life doesn’t give them much. But if you count your blessings and think about all the reasons you have to feel grateful, then you’ll see how generous life really is. The more you believe that “life gives me lots of gifts,” the more you’ll recieve. Then you’ll want to give to others too. To get more out of lifem stop and feel grateful for all that you’ve recieved so far. Then, get ready to feel gratitude for countless blessings that are coming to you now!
Middle of the week.
The second card for the week is “Share” and it says “When you share, everyone feels happy.” “If you’d like to make new friends, start by sharing with them. You can do this in many ways, such ashelping someone with their work or giving them some food. You can also share your feelings with a person, and they’ll also share their feelings with you. Sharing feelings often makes your friendship closer. It’s also a good idea to share things with others. Do you have anything in your closet that you never use? If it’s okay with your famaily, why not give it away to someone who needs it? This will make you both feel happy. As you give away old things, you’ll discover a secret: new things will come to you as if by magic. It’s true! You can also share when you’re with a group of people. For example, leet someone else talk while you listen, or work as a team to win a game. (You can also let another person win a game as a nice way to share,) It’s also important to let other people give to you. In friendships, both people give to each other. So let your friends share with you. All you need to do is to say “Thank you” and feel happy about how fun it is to share with your friends and family.
The end of the week.
The last card for the week is “Happy thoughts” and it says “To feel happier right now, think about a memory or something else that makes you smile.” “The unicorns say that happiness is actually quite simple: It come from thinking happy thoughts. By drawing this card, the unicorns say that you’ve been thinking some unhappy thoughts lately. They want to help you turn your life around by changing your thinking. Can you remember a time in your life when you felt really happy and safe? Think about that memory now, and feel it in your body. Even if some sad things are going on in your life right now, you have the power to be happy by thinking these positive thoughts. The happier you are, the more quickly things will get better in your life. Happiness is a magical energy that attracts pleasant experiences to you, so don’t delay in choosing to hold only good thoughts. This card also asks you to have happy thoughts about other people. You can always choose to see good or bad things in people (and that includes what you choose to see in your own self). To have better relationships, focus on the good within yourself and others. This will motivate everyone to act in better ways. You can bring more happiness to the world by being joyful yourself. When you’re happy, you lift the moods of everyone around you. Your happiness helps everyone feel better, and helps all of us to enjoy a better world. What are some happy thougths that you can think of right now? Enjoy them!
Gratefulness, sharing and happy thoughts is the theme for the week, and seem to go together very well. If we are thankful and can share, perhaps with good friends, it’s easier to keep happy thoughts, which in turns gives more to be thankful for and so on in a positive spiral.
What are you grateful for in your life right now? What can you share with others? What are som happy thoughts that you can think of right now?
At the end of april and even though it’s been sunny, it’s still quite cold, and I even had to deal with frosty car windows. It’ll get warmer for sure, and we’re entering may at the end of this week. To help guide us this week I’ve choosen my Angel tarot deck, here is the cards I got.
Monday to wednesday.
The first card for this week is “Queen of earth” and it says “Make time for those around you. Take a sensible approach. Deal with challenges in a kind and understanding manner.” “Remember to enjoy time with other people. You have much to give, wheter to family, friends, or those less fortunate. Handle any challenges with understanding and warmth, but also with confidence and resourcefulness.”
Thursday and friday.
The second card is “King of fire” and it says “Focus, focus, focus! Communicate with vision, and be a leader. Advice from someone creative.” “Focus, focus, focus…and full speed ahead! Devote your energy and time to the task at hand. You’re in a position of leadership, and you inspire others with your enthusiasm. You may also recieve advice from someone who excels at creative solutions.”
The last card for this week is “Eight of fire” and it says “Events moving at a fast pace. Delays are over. Many things happening at once.” “Hold on tight, because things now move into high gear! Past delays are over, ande your plans manifest with swiftness and energy. You may feel caught off guard as frenzied activities take over. It’s exhilirating and a little overwhelming, but it feels good to see your dreams come true. Suddenly, you have a lot of things going on. Too many balls in the air? Stay grounded. Your messages are recieved positively right now. Embrace the spotlight.
Enjoy the time with those around you. Be confident, as soon your leadership skills will be needed as you need to focus on the task at hand, but also when things start moving fast at the end of the week. Stay grounded and trust that the universe will deliver!
What do you need to focus on this week? Can you handle things when things get going?
I was very busy yesterday, and forgot about my reading, but anyway here it is! This time I’m asking the angels for some gudiance, and here’s the cards I got.
The beginning of the week.
The first card is “Eight of fire” and it says “Events moving at a fast pace. Delays are over. Many things happening at once.” “Hold on tight, because things now move into high gear! Past delays are over, and your plans manifest with swiftness and energy. You may fell caught off guard as frenzied activities take over. It’s exhilarating and a little overwhelming, but it feels good to see your dreams come true. Suddenly, you have a lot of things going on. Too many balls in the air? Stay grounded. Your messages are recieved positively right now. Embrace the spotlight.”
The middle of the week.
The second card is “Ace of air” and it says “Brilliant new ideas and inspirations. Seeing the truth of a situation. A challenging beginning.” “New ideas now take flight! Expect great inspiration to come, possibly from an event or situation that had previously troubled you. Now you see the opportunity to create something amazing and you’re full of exitement. Focus your thoughts on your long-term goals and create a plan of action. You now see the truth of the situation. Confusion is gone, and clarity has taken its place. Your new understanding replaces previous misconseptions. Now you’re ready to move forward.”
The end of the week.
The last card is “Three of earth” and it says “The power of creativity. Recognition for very high-quality work. Be a team player.” “The sitiuation you’re inquiring about can succeed with hard work and good planning. You may recieve recognition or an award for your great talent and skills. Focus upon work that involves your passion, and carry it out to the best of your abilities. Your creativity is highly rewarded. You may join a group or organization. It’s important to be a team player and cooperate with others on this project.”
Looks like a good but high paced week with much happening. Is it too much? Don’t worry, just hold on tight and you’ll get through this crazy start of the week. Just to end up with some very good ideas that perhaps can take form of some creative activity in the end of the week. Hard work gets easier of you’re more than one working together! Collaborate!
Today it was typical april weather with snow, hail and later quite sunny but windy. Still I feel spring is strongly on the way or under foot perhaps. I also have the feeling that the Goddesses have something to say for this week. Here are their advice!
Monday to wednesday.
The first card for this week is “Hestia / Home” and it says “Being at home in your own skin is what the Greek goddess of the hearth, Hestia, offers you today. When you are in alignment with your truest self, it’s like everything you do suddenly fits and feels right. Now is the time to also look into your domestic environment, making sure you are surrounded by beautiful things that have a special positive meaning for you. Cleaning, tending house, and taking care of simple things are what is called for now. (“Chop wood and carry water, ” as the Zen koan puts it.) The answers to the big questions come of their own accord when you’re focused on the small tasks. The goddess Hestia reminds you that when you are at home in yourself, you are at home in the world.
Thursday and friday.
The card for the middle of the week is “Artemis / Focus” and it says “In order to fully embrace the intentions you have set in motion and your current conditions, it’s important to sieze the moment. Now is the time you can truly make your mark, as the Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis, will help guide your arrow! Surrender yourself to the process of whatever is calling for your attention. Immerse yourself fully in whatever needs your focus, and alow yourself the experience of deep abiding trust. If you aim true and your heart is open and pure, grateful for all the bounty that surrounds you, your deepest desires will manifest before you like magic.
The last card for this week is “Lilith / Independence” and it says “The Jewish goddess Lilith refused to be dominated by the first man, and as a result was called a demon in the stories about her that followed. These inaccurate and danaging stories as so old and repeated so often that no one recognizes how pervasive their implications are. From another perspective, Lilith offers this lesson: No one can prevent you from fully blooming, from learning all you can, from evolving and choosing freedom. Only your conditioned thinking can do that. Be proud, be accountable, claim your power and hold it wisely, Right now, you are in an excellent position to attract healthy, independent, collaborative relationships that truly serve the highest good. Friendships flourish with mutual respect and support. Love relationships bloom with ample space for both parties to grow. Business ventures thrive in service to the greater good. The goddess Lilith wants to show you the way to claim a healthy self-worth and self-respect, by refusing to let your old stories keep you down. You will be amazed at how deep, meaningful, and respectful your experience becomes in all areas of your life when you make choices from a place of empowered independence.
Being at home in your own skin might be something that we need practice in doing. It’s a bit like cleaning your house, it looks and feels better the more often you do it. Not saying you should overdo it. As the card says, doing simple things, allows for the answers to come to you. Once we have the answers we need and are at home with ourselves, we can focus on the goals and tasks ahead, with guidance from Artemis we can hit our goals! Not letting old stories drag us down and be independent in our decisions is the advice from Lilith at the end of the week!
What small tasks can you do to get the answers to your questions? What are you aiming for?
This week we enter april and the first quarter of the year is already gone! Signs of spring everywhere, which is nice. It feels lovely to take long walks around our neighbourhood, and fill up with energy. This time I’m using my Angel tarot deck for the message for this week.
Monday to wednesday.
The first card for this week is “The Chariot” and it says “An important achievement. Self-discipline and willpower. Public recognition.” “Congratulations! This card means you’ve successfully balanced a recently challenging situation! Your ability to see both sides, take action, and make decisions has garned you approval, respect, and gratitude. So bask in the joy of what you’ve accomplished! Stay calm and grounded, and be clear about what you’re trying to achieve. It’s important to show self-control, determination, and the willingness to go the distance at this time. Exercise control firmly – but kindly – with other people.”
Thursday and friday.
The second card is “Eight of fire” and it says “Events moving at a fast pace. Delays are over. Many things happening at once.” “Hold on thight, because things now move into high gear! Past delays are over, and your plans manifest with swiftness and energy. You may feel caught off guard as frenzied activities take over. It’s exhilarating and a little overwhelming, but it feels good to see your dreams coming true. Suddenly, you have a lot of things going on. Too many balls in the air? Stay grounded. Your messages are recieved positively right now. Embrace the spotlight.”
The last card is “Page of water” and it says “A new person enters your life. A relationship begins a new phase. Heightened psychic abilities.” It can also stand for a person who is intuitive, sensitive, artistic and friendly. “A new person or enotion-rousing situation enters your life. It could be the start of a friendship or romance, or the renewal of one from your past. A current relationship may enter a new phase. It’s important to discuss your feelings with those around you. Your intuition and psychic abilities may also be heightened during this time.”
This week sounds like an interesting and intense week. Hold your reins as you move forward, full speed ahead to reach your goals. Things seem to go fast at least until the weekend were you might make a new friendly aquintance. With heightened intuition it might help connect with your inner guidance.
Are you clear over where you’re heading, your goals? Can you keep your balance and hold the reins?
This week I’ve choosen to work with the Magick Path deck, and here are the cards i got.
Monday to wednesday.
The first card for this week is “Present” and it says “Magick unfolds Here & Now! This is the only instant that counts and that is eternal. Enjoy it!” Be present in the now! The past is gone and the future is unknown. I think this card tells us to focus on what we’re doing right now and that we need to be in the present moment. Enjoy what’s unfolding!
Thursday and friday.
The second card is “Path” and it says “This is part of Your Soul Path. Spirit is gently moving You forward.” We are being guided forward by Spirit, how beautiful isn’t that? There is a path to follow, and we will get help to walk that path, we just need to look for the signs that we are given by Spirit and the Universe.
The last card for this week is “Inspiration” reversed, and the card says “Images, Sounds, Words, Flavors, Scents, People, Animals, Plants … ALL that surrounds You magickally inspires You!” All those things are here to get inpiration from, but perhaps we’re missing out on it somehow. I think this is what Spirit is guiding us to, so use this opportunity to get inpired of what you see and feel!
By staying in the present and following the path we’re guided to we can get the inspiration we need to proceed with our dreams. Spring is coming and much is happening in our beautiful nature. Many things to get inpired by. Let inpiration flow in the now!
What can you do to stay present? Are you listening to the guidance the Universe gives you? What inpires you?
The tracks on this one is of the link and lenght kind, which at times is easier than linked tracks. The smaller curved link parts are glued to the drive sprockets and the rear wheels. Just take care when fitting those parts and check the direction of the tracks on each side. Assembly starts with the wheels and the top lenght part.
Once the top part is in place, the wheel halves can be glued in place, before continuing with the rest of the track. I assembled the front and rear track parts first before adding the bottom track. I was a bit worried that it shouldn’t fit as the wheels have slightly different positions, and don’t make a straight flat line on the bottom. Perhaps it’s supposed to look like the tank is driving over something. Anyway I started by gluing it to the front end, and let it dry for a while.
After working with the turret a while, I glued the last bit of the track.
So now I got one side done, and it looks like it should work. I’ll start on the other side asap.
As stated before I did some work on the turret. I started by gluing the front part with the gun mantle.
Then I started to add a lot of small parts to the turret.
Still quite a few parts to add to the turret. Will do that soon, but will probably do the other track first. The turret really comes much later in the description, but I needed something to work on while other things was drying, as I didn’t want to continue with the topside parts before the tracks was in place.